Westminster City Council is the largest licensing authority in the United Kingdom. It receives and processes in excess of 10,000 licence applications per year, and issues licences and other permissions under the provisions of over 60 different statutory licensing regimes.
The council has two licensing teams consisting of over 25 experienced licensing practitioners:
The licensing team manages the vast majority of licensing regimes the council is responsible for. The team also acts as a responsible authority for alcohol, entertainment, late night refreshment and gambling premises licences.
The street trading team is responsible for applications for street trading, market stalls, and tables and chairs licences on the highway. The team is also responsible for managing and developing the council’s markets.